TUGUEGARAO CITY — The Nueva Vizcaya-based brother-in-law of Vhon Tanto, who shot a cyclist dead, could be indicted for obstruction of justice as he failed to immediately turn over the gun used in the killing.
Aritao Police Chief Inspector Joberman Videz said Jonathan Leaño would be charged for obstruction of justice after he belatedly turned over the caliber 45 handgun used by Tanto, an Army reservist, in slaying Mark Vincent Garalde over a traffic skirmish in Quiapo, Manila.
He however said he referred the filing of the case to the Manila Police District.
Tanto left his car and gun at Leaño’s house in Barangay Kiram, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya before he hurriedly left for Masbate, where he was arrested by police operatives.
Leaño turned over the gun to Videz while the car was earlier retrieved by Manila and Aritao police.
Tanto’s arrest has elicited praises and awards for police officers, raising the morale of members of the Manila and Aritao police, Videz said. VILLAMOR VISAYA JR/PNA/northboundasia.com